The Public Art of Jaume Plensa

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 24, 2013
We have been huge fans of the works of Jaume Plensa for a long time, and always like sneaking a peek at the sculpture he has up in the Crosby Street Hotel, but his public art is where its at. The artist has lived in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, England, France, USA, and Barcelona, and is best known for his works using the human figure comprised with numbers. He recently had works installed in Calgary, Alberta and Helsinki, Finland.

URS FISCHER @ MOCA, LA

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
Spread across MOCA Grand Avenue and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, the first survey in the United States of the Swiss-born artist Urs Fischer weaves together some of his most memorable and iconic sculptural works while creating an unexpected landscape in both venues.

"Cloud I Meteoros" by Studio Orta over St Pancras Station, London

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
If you find yourself needing to do something on your lunch break, well, in this case, evening break, we suggest our London readers head over to the St Pancras Station to see the fantastic public art sculpture work by Studio Orta, Cloud I Meteros. The piece depicts gray characters atop two white clouds.

Mechanical Buddhist Sculptures by Zang Zi Won

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 22, 2013
We are enjoying the Buddhist-influenced mechanical sculptures of South-Korean artist Zang Zi Won this morning. "The natural human features of Wang's 'post-human' or 'post-person' sculptures with its serene and meditative expression are juxtaposed against the disjointed mechanical components...At the core of Want's works is the issue of decision making- the emotive human decisions against the coded and system judgments made by machines."

Kenny Scharf's "Object for Enjoyment"

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 20, 2013
If you're feeling like dropping some cash on this April 20th, The Standard is offering a limited edition of Kenny Scharf's Object for Enjoyment. Available in orange, purple, and green.

KAWS: Companion (Passing Through) @ Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 19, 2013
KAWS just unveiled his fantastic 16-foot Companion (Passing Through) sculpture at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia. Not only will the sculpture be on display from now until May 14th, KAWS' work will then be on display starting in October of 2013 at PAFA (Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts). We wish we could check it out! 

More Anamorphic Installations by Bernard Pras

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 18, 2013
Last week we posted an anamorphic (the art of stacking objects to create a huge 3D sculpture) portrait installation by Bernard Pras where he filled an entire room with found objects, creating a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui. This morning we take a look at more of the French artist's impressive large-scale compositions.

Ron Mueck @ Fondation Cartier Pour L'art Contemporain, Paris

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
We have posted the hyperrealistic sculptures of London-based Ron Mueck before. His first major exhibition since 2005 opened today at the Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain today. Aside from six recent sculptures, the who also includes three pieces produced just for the exhibition. See behind-the-scenes photos in Mueck's studio and a video after the jump...

'The Force of Nature' Sculpture Series by Lorenzo Quinn

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Artist Lorenzo Quinn has installed various versions of his sculpture, The Force of Nature, all over the world. Depicting a woman (presumably Mother Nature) swinging the world around with a piece of cloth in the wind.  

Sculptures by Sun-Hyuk Kim

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 15, 2013
We are enjoying the metal and root sculptures of South Korean artist Sun-Hyuk Kim this morning. Kim received a master's degree in Sculpture from the University of Seoul in 2011.

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